Tourist arrivals to the premiere beach destination in Preah Sihanouk province have increased by nearly 15 percent during the first half of this year reaching 1.2 million visitors, showing that government efforts to make it the next big destination are starting to pay dividends, according to the latest figures from the Tourism Department. Taing Socheat Kroesna, director of the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Tourism Department, said that the rise in tourists is due to better infrastructure that allows for easier access to Sihanoukville’s beaches. “Tourists are flocking to our province because we have improved our facilities,” he said.
Banteay Meanchey Provincial Police are hunting four more suspects believed to be connected to a recent case of smuggling weapons to Thailand, with an official saying the group is accused of transporting the ordnance across the border. The case emerged last Tuesday, when five Thai nationals were caught in Thailand’s Sa Kaeo province allegedly transporting three mortar tubes and three mortar rounds. “They all escaped from Sampov Loun district; they all live there. Altogether, it’s four people,” Banteay Meanchey Deputy Provincial Police Chief Sith Los said.
Cambodia lacks effective mechanisms to protect its citizens working both as legal and undocumented migrants abroad, where such workers also face insufficient protection from the countries that receive them, according to two new reports published last week. The reports come at a time of major crackdowns on undocumented migrants in the region. Thousands of Cambodians have returned home after Thailand passed new laws imposing strict punishments on undocumented workers and their employers, while Malaysia has arrested thousands of workers since July 1.
A deputy district governor in Kampong Thom has been charged with fraud over a $2 million land deal with Prime Minister Hun Sen’s sister, Hun Seng Ny, a court official said yesterday. Im Chhorn, the deputy governor of Santuk district, was arrested last week following a complaint lodged by the prominent businesswoman and has been detained in Prey Sar prison to await trial, according to Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman Y Rin. Chhorn was charged with fraud on Thursday and now faces up to three years in jail for allegedly failing to deliver a land title to Seng Ny.
Four years ago, when the opposition snatched Kampong Cham away from the ruling party in 2013 national elections, it hinted at a deeper shift taking
Nestled along National Road 1, Bayon Beoung Snor is a farm-cum-restaurant. The team grows their own vegetables, which they then use to whip up traditional Khmer food.
The Post's publisher Bill Clough, under whose leadership the publication went from a fortnightly to a daily one, discusses his investment in Cambodia, his vision for the paper in an increasingly digital age,
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday announced that the government has plans to have a functioning social security system operational in the country by 2025, including universal health care, unemployment insurance and old-aged pensions.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) kept its growth forecasts for the world economy unchanged for this year and next while revising its projections on key economies, with forecasts for China and the eurozone upgraded and expectations f
Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam were the region’s sides among the 15 teams making it to the finals of next year’s AFC U23 Championship in China, after qualifiers held in 10 different centres across the continent on Sunday that involved 39
Prey Veng province police got two wildly different versions of the story of how a villager was attacked by his neighbour with a bamboo stick on Thursday night.
It’s the end of the week, and that means it’s time to fill up your social calendar with fun activities for the days ahead. Get cultured with concerts of all kinds, sports, exhibitions, fashion, and a language class or two.
Nestled along National Road 1, Bayon Beoung Snor is a farm-cum-restaurant.